Dr Matthew Kiernan is founder and Chief Executive of Inflection Point Capital Management. Prior to the creation of the firm in 2009, he had been founder and Chief Executive of Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, an investment research and advisory boutique which was rated as #1 in the world in the sustainable investment space by institutional investors. The firm was sold to MSCI in 2009-10. Prior to that, he had served as Director of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development in Geneva, and as a senior advisor to the Secretary General of the U.N. Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. His work at the WBCSD focused on the potential role of the global capital markets to drive systematic social, environmental, and economic change. Prior to that, he had been a senior partner in the strategy consultancy of KPMG in North America.
Matthew has lectured on sustainable investment and finance in executive programs at the Wharton School, Columbia Business School, Oxford University, Stanford, HEC, and the London Business School, among others. He also served on the guest faculty of Cambridge University’s Executive Program for Sustainability Leadership, founded by HRH The Prince of Wales.
He holds advanced degrees in political science and environmental studies, as well as a doctorate in strategic management from the University of London. He has published dozens of articles and book chapters on sustainable finance and strategic management. His first book, The 11 Commandments of 21st Century Management, was translated into eight languages. His most recent book, addressing the future of investment management, is Investing in a Sustainable World. He is a frequent speaker at international investment conferences, and has addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on a number of occasions.
Dr Roland Rott is Managing Director at Inflection Point Capital Management and leads the global research team. He has 15 years of equity research experience. Roland joined from GO Investment Partners LLP where he was an investment partner for the European Focus Fund responsible for identifying new investment ideas, fundamental analysis and engaging with portfolio companies on strategy, finance and ESG factors to enhance risk-adjusted returns. Previously, Roland was responsible for corporate governance analysis and engagement with European large-cap companies within GO’s Stewardship Services team. He started his career as a management consultant in the financial industry working for KPMG and Deutsche Bank and served as a corporate governance analyst for institutional investors, corporate boards and international organisations. Roland holds a PhD in Finance and an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Goethe-University in Frankfurt and he is a CFA charterholder. He is fluent in German and English.